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Protecting Mahogany surfaces

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

During the process of selecting an Amel to purchase I viewed serveral
that had protected the horizontal mahogany surfaces with a quite thick
clear vinyl/silicon sheet.

The material adheared very well to the surface but was not actualy
stuck on and provided great protection.

When looking for this product, the closest I can find is simply a clear
vinyl that is only held in place by "static cling"

Does anybody know where I can buy a thicker clear sheet that clings to
the surface better?

Regards
John Abercrombie
SM2003


Washing machine bearings

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

It is not possible to rotate the drum of my Thomson washing machine
both when it is powered off and on. When I try and run the machine it
stops and the change filter light flashes.

Having searched the archives I believe that the drum bearings are
frozen. Should it be possible to rotate the drum by hand when the
machine is both off and on?

I know that I can remove the corner panel to access the machine. My
question is how much of the machine has to be stripped down to access
the bearings. Also if it is dead, is it possible to get a replacement
machine and at what cost?

Regards
John Abercrombie
SM2003


Bilge pump service

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

My electric bilge pump is running but not pumping water. After
searching the archives I have concluded that I need to take the pump
portion appart in order to clean and possible replace the pump valves.

Do I need to remove the whole mechanisim from the bulkhead and service
the pump on a workbench or can the work be done by removing the
plate/cover and working on the pump valves and diaphram while it is
still bolted to the bulkhead?

Regards
John Abercrombie
SM2003


Maramu electric roller system question

Jim <bocarico@...>
 

I have a 1985 Maramu with electric roller furling on both main and
headsail. Unlike more recent models, there is no obvious way to
disconnect the motors and be able to manually operate the rollers in
the event of an electrical power failure. I have never had such a
failure, but would like to know just how to go about reducing sail in
a blow if the power had gone down. Amel via email has been
unresponsive to my question.
Thank you for whatever assistance you may be able to offer.
Jim


Quantity of Polytrol (Penetrol) required to treat decks

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Roy:

I just re-read your post on painting the deck stripes in
preparation to doing my decks. I have been able to
purchase some Penetrol (the US equivalent of Polytrol)
from Budget Marine in Antigua. How much did it take to
treat the decks? Did you also treat the white cabin tops?
If so how much did it take to do that? Do you use the
Polytrol on other areas of you fiberglass? Finally, how
is your re-striping job holding up, and would you do
anything differently in hind-sight?

Thanks for the follow-up.

Gary Silver, s/v Liahona SM 2000 Hull # 335
Jolly Harbor, Antigua


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5

william klein <sidecar1@...>
 

My boat is currently in the Hudson River 30 mi north of New York City - In Haverstraw New York. The boat is a 1981 and is mechanically sound. We updated the elctronics a couple of years back. It has radar, weatherfax, two VHF radios, Icom SSB, autopilot, watermaker, genset etc. The Perkins diesel has approx 2500 hrs so there are many more left. The genset engine was rebuilt 20hrs ago. The sails are usable for more seasons, but are not recent. If you e-mail me at sidecar1@... if will send you my phone number so that we may talk.

----- Original Message -----
From: Howard Berger
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 11:53 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5


Hi, Bill. Where's your boat located? Could you send me the details:
@ svresolute@....

Thanks,
Howard
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "billklein48" <sidecar1@...>
wrote:
>
> I don't have info on the Mango, But I have a Maramu for sale and I do
> have the specs available for this. Bill Klein
>
> --- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
> <svresolute@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
> > <svresolute@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello, everyone, my name is Howard Berger. I'm new to the
> group. My
> > > wife Lynda and I haved looked at a Maramu 46 (the best open
> cockpit
> > > I've ever seen in a boat) which we're considering purchasing, but
> I've
> > > just become aware that Amel also produced this model as
> a "48.5". The
> > > Amel site only lists the specs for the 46.
> > >
> > > Could someone please tell me what the differences are between the
> two?
> > > I assume they added length in the ends, but did they increase the
> > > beam as well?
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > HB
> > >
> > Hello, again.
> >
> > Sorry for the confusion in the Subject line. I meant Maraumu, not
> > Mango. And looking through prior posts, it appears that the 46 and
> > the 48 are the same size (13.8 meters).
> >
> > I wonder where the "48" moniker came from. Possibly LOA, including
> > bow rollers.
> >
>


Re: Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5

Howard Berger
 

Hi, Bill. Where's your boat located? Could you send me the details:
@ svresolute@....

Thanks,
Howard
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "billklein48" <sidecar1@...>
wrote:

I don't have info on the Mango, But I have a Maramu for sale and I do
have the specs available for this. Bill Klein

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

Hello, everyone, my name is Howard Berger. I'm new to the
group. My
wife Lynda and I haved looked at a Maramu 46 (the best open
cockpit
I've ever seen in a boat) which we're considering purchasing, but
I've
just become aware that Amel also produced this model as
a "48.5". The
Amel site only lists the specs for the 46.

Could someone please tell me what the differences are between the
two?
I assume they added length in the ends, but did they increase the
beam as well?

Best regards,
HB
Hello, again.

Sorry for the confusion in the Subject line. I meant Maraumu, not
Mango. And looking through prior posts, it appears that the 46 and
the 48 are the same size (13.8 meters).

I wonder where the "48" moniker came from. Possibly LOA, including
bow rollers.


Re: Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

I don't have info on the Mango, But I have a Maramu for sale and I do
have the specs available for this. Bill Klein

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@...> wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

Hello, everyone, my name is Howard Berger. I'm new to the
group. My
wife Lynda and I haved looked at a Maramu 46 (the best open
cockpit
I've ever seen in a boat) which we're considering purchasing, but
I've
just become aware that Amel also produced this model as
a "48.5". The
Amel site only lists the specs for the 46.

Could someone please tell me what the differences are between the
two?
I assume they added length in the ends, but did they increase the
beam as well?

Best regards,
HB
Hello, again.

Sorry for the confusion in the Subject line. I meant Maraumu, not
Mango. And looking through prior posts, it appears that the 46 and
the 48 are the same size (13.8 meters).

I wonder where the "48" moniker came from. Possibly LOA, including
bow rollers.


Re: Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5

Howard Berger
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone, my name is Howard Berger. I'm new to the group. My
wife Lynda and I haved looked at a Maramu 46 (the best open cockpit
I've ever seen in a boat) which we're considering purchasing, but I've
just become aware that Amel also produced this model as a "48.5". The
Amel site only lists the specs for the 46.

Could someone please tell me what the differences are between the two?
I assume they added length in the ends, but did they increase the
beam as well?

Best regards,
HB
Hello, again.

Sorry for the confusion in the Subject line. I meant Maraumu, not
Mango. And looking through prior posts, it appears that the 46 and
the 48 are the same size (13.8 meters).

I wonder where the "48" moniker came from. Possibly LOA, including
bow rollers.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5

dlm48@...
 

I think you will find that about 20/25 years ago French boats changed to
using LOA in their model number previously it was i think LOD. So to compete in
a market where every last inch was measured to turn a 40 footer into a 43
footer the French boat manufacturers started to play the same game. Failing to
do this would have made their boats look both expensive and small. One boat
i know quite well a Beneteau First 38 was in fact 41 foot long.

regards

David


Mango 46 vs. Mango 48.5

Howard Berger
 

Hello, everyone, my name is Howard Berger. I'm new to the group. My
wife Lynda and I haved looked at a Maramu 46 (the best open cockpit
I've ever seen in a boat) which we're considering purchasing, but I've
just become aware that Amel also produced this model as a "48.5". The
Amel site only lists the specs for the 46.

Could someone please tell me what the differences are between the two?
I assume they added length in the ends, but did they increase the
beam as well?

Best regards,
HB


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vanity in Aft Cabin

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi John & Anne

Thanks for the response. When we bought Zorba the vanity had been
removed in order to widen the bed, which made the cabin quite
unusable in the sense of room to move around, access storage and put
stuff down on a surface. I've paid good money to have a mattress made
to original size, piece together the rescued remains of the vanity,
and side cushions re-made to fit around the side between it and the
mattress and it's looking very pretty compared to what we had before.
So we use the vanity to put down our cup of tea (on a mat of course)
and alarm clock, and we push our soft travel bags right underneath
while placing our shoes of various kinds immediately below. For me,
having yearned to have it back and having just achieved that aim, I
couldn't see the advantage of installing a chest of drawers.

Whatever you do carry out for your own convenience, may I suggest you
leave open the option for future owners of restoring to original. As
you have No 1, maybe it should be as original as possible. Amels are
such fine boats, nutty buyers like me don't necessarily appreciate
people's efforts to improve the layout, especially when a saw is
involved. It's your boat though. Good luck.

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba

On 29/01/2007, at 3:45 AM, anniemno1 wrote:

Roger,

The vanity is the kneehole desk with mirror and stool.

John and anne
Annie M
Mango #1



Vanity in Aft Cabin

anniemno1 <no_reply@...>
 

Roger,

The vanity is the kneehole desk with mirror and stool.

John and anne
Annie M
Mango #1


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vanity in Master Cabin

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi John & Anne

Which piece of the owner's cabin are you calling the "vanity"?

Regards, Roger
Message from Roger Banks
Mobile: 0407 91 4601
Home: +61 2 6291 4601

On 28/01/2007, at 9:48 AM, anniemno1 wrote:

We are restoring Mango #1 and Anne suggested that she would like to
convert the vanity in the master to a chest of drawers.

Would appreciate input as to how often the vanity is actually used.

Best Regards,

John and Anne
Annie M
Mango #1



Vanity in Master Cabin

anniemno1 <no_reply@...>
 

We are restoring Mango #1 and Anne suggested that she would like to
convert the vanity in the master to a chest of drawers.

Would appreciate input as to how often the vanity is actually used.

Best Regards,

John and Anne
Annie M
Mango #1


Re: Insurance values

jim <bocarico@...>
 

Would you be interested in a very well maintained 1985
Maramu, berthed in S. Florida?
Jim




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interior cushions

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

My SM 2000 (2002 #369) has the faux suede tan cushions. Does anyone
know if these are machine washable? Thank You. Peter Pappas -
Mazatlan,Mexcio. "Callisto"


Amel Maramu hull # 91 for sale

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

Regrettably, due to career changes my wife and I must sell our beloved
Amel Maramu "Popeye". She is fully equipped with watermaker, SSB,
chartpotter, radar, wind generator, gen set etc.... Mechanically in
very good condition. She is lying in Haverstraw New york on the Hudson
River. She is ready to sail after the spring bottom painting and hull
polishing. We are asking $179000. Please contact us by e-mail:
sidecar1@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] interior cushions

afpellegrini@...
 

Amel advised us that the cushions are washable.
We did wash one cover in the machine on the boat , let it air dry and it
came out fine. The other cushions require a bigger washing machine than the one
on the
boat and we have not done them yet.
Regards,
Tony Pellegrini
Voyageur SM#373


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